Category Archives: Movies

There’s A [Tropical] Storm Coming, Mr. Wayne


My latest bit of silliness cooked up at 3am upon hearing that Gordon has been upgraded to a tropical storm. Batten down the hatches, there’s a storm coming!

Meteorology in Gotham City needs a little improvement.

“Power Surge” (Preliminary)


Well, I was going to post a teaser for a new video project I’m working on, but YouTube doesn’t like the music I used, so I’m left without anything interesting to show for my next ambitious endeavour.  If you’ve been to Disney’s ElecTRONica dance party either at California Adventure or Hollywood Studios, you might be familiar with the Power Surge stage show before the official opening of the party.  I’m at present working on recreating a version of the show to enjoy at home.  More details as they come, but for now, please enjoy my other offerings at my YouTube channel!

San Diego Comic Con 2012 Recap


Twister!


A novelty piece in the old “break in” style where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue. I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally. If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit. Thanks!

Vlog: Headed to Comic-Con 2012


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Andy Griffith (1926-2012)


There once was this here fella who was so talented that he made his way from a-recitin’ monologues–that’s whar a feller commenced to talkin’ to th’ audience when thar was no one else on stage.  Well, he went from recitin’ monologues in fronta jest a few folks all the way up t’ becomin’ a big ol’ Hollywood star!  A biiiiiig star!  Bigger’n ol’ Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy combined!

The world lost a superb actor and comedian yesterday and I lost a prominent figure from my childhood.  I remember watching The Andy Griffith Show evenings on “Channel 17” (WTBS, Atlanta) or, more often, on homemade VHS “marathon tapes” (usually recorded from a TBS “Eight Great Hours of Andy” marathon).  In high school, I managed to use his interpretation of Romeo and Juliet to ace a class project and quoting his recollection of the story of the American revolution landed me extra points in college.  I most recently rediscovered my love of his work when I watched No Time For Sergeants, and began using some of his monologues from the film in audition pieces.

To eulogize anyone has really been outside of my realm of expertise, but I feel like a celebration of his career is in order.  To wit, here is a short list of my favourite bits from Andy Griffith to enjoy.

New TMNT Theme Song


Since Michael Bay announced his plans to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as aliens, I figured we’d need a new theme song for the franchise.  Forgive me, as the production quality isn’t fantastic, but it was a quick parody I threw together in about 2 hours.  If anyone would like to contribute an original video for the song, please feel free to contact me!  Let’s all band together and get this affront to decency thrown off the project!

Mickey’s Swamp Castle


I got the idea originally when I was looking at the statue one afternoon and thought, “It’s kinda like Walt is telling Mickey, ‘One day, lad, all this will be yours….'” At which point the idea gestated into the quick little project you see here.  I simply took photos of the statue from various angles and mashed them up with the audio from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  I was in some luck as the day that I took photos, Disneyland had set a few curtains in front of the state for some reason or other.

How To Set Up Custom Notification Tones On Samsung Galaxy S


If you’re like me and enjoy delving into a little hackery on your devices to make them “function correctly”, then welcome!  I did a little futzing around with my Galaxy S to try and get a particular email notification working, so I thought I may share the process with you all here.  First and foremost, you must have enabled root access on your phone, so go check that post out if you haven’t already.  As always, no warranty is implied and you might void your warranty following this procedure.  Perform at your own risk!

You will need:

Galaxy S phone with root access
Computer with Audacity installed and Bluetooth connectivity
Root Explorer application installed

Procedure:

1. Open the sound file you wish to use with Audacity.

2. Export the sound as *.ogg (Ogg Vorbis) format.

3. Rename the new file “22_FILENAME.ogg” where FILENAME is some short name describing the file.

4. Bluetooth transfer the file to your phone.

5. Open Root Explorer on your phone.

6. Navigate to ../sdcard/bluetooth/

7. Tap-hold the filename to bring up the options menu.

8. Click “Move” from the dialog.

9. Navigate to ../system/media/audio/notifications/ and make sure that “Mount R/W” is selected.

10. Click “Paste”.

11. Exit Root Explorer and reboot your phone.

12. Change your sound settings and enjoy!

BONUS:

I’m going to link you to a couple files that I used and, specifically, the email notification that I specifically figured this process out for.  Enjoy!


“Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)”


I know every Star Wars and music geek out there has probably seen this (and memorised it), but I thought it might be fun to include a little bonus for those of you who read Zen And The Art.  Okay, so this a capella “Star Wars” track gained notoriety when Corey Vidal uploaded his split-screen lip-synch video to YouTube.  Yeah, it’s a lip-synch.  The actual recording is a vocal group out of Provo, Utah called moosebutter [sic], and they’re pretty spectacular.  I mean, they’re not Rockapella, but they are pretty fantastic.  So go, watch the video, check out the moosebutter website, and oh, what’s this…?Click Me!